I use a small home based studio setup to help with teaching.
The main software program I use is called Reaper and it is in my opinion the best out there due to it's constant updates, ease of use and price.
The PC in my setup is a 4 quad core 16gb system with ssd hard drive and 2 sata storage drives. Even though I have quite a powerful setup it is not necessary to spend a lot to get started.
With a laptop and audio interface you can get making music.
If you'd like to get some help with this side of things then give me a call.
CALL: 07780 681 585
TXT: 07780 681 585